Star-crossed lovers appear at York House
Two star-crossed lovers will bring historical gardens behind Twickenham’s York House to life in an open-air performance of Romeo and Juliet next week.
The classic play from the Richmond Shakespeare Society features young actors Matt Penman, in his 20s, and 14-year-old Grace Link, who bring a young fresh and perhaps naive style to their roles.
Richmond Shakespeare Society (RSS) press officer Peter Parkinson said: “They are both new to the RSS and to the outdoors. What has struck me is the way they are rising to the challenge.
“There is an element of the ‘wide-eyed’ and I am impressed by the way they respond to the demands of the director.”
With the backdrop of a fountain made of white stoned naked ladies in Fountain Gardens, which sit by the River Thames, the play has the perfect setting for a night time love-story.
The play, directed by Deborah Tinsdale, will be the third outdoor production from the RSS at their new home, after being moved from their previous location directly behind York House.
Romeo and Juliet will show in the Fountain Garden of York House, which is accessible through the Champion’s Wharf Sculpture Park, along Riverside.
Performances are from July 15 to July 21, from 7.45pm, but not on Wednesday, July 18. There is also a matinee on Saturday, July 21. Tickets are from £10 to £14 and are available from the box office on 020 8744 0547.